Liam Treadwell has tragically passed away at the age of 34. The popular jockey famously rode 100-1 shot Mon Mome to victory in the 2009 Grand National.
Treadwell rode more than 300 winners during an illustrious career in the saddle.
He suffered a nasty fall during a ride a ride at Bangor in 2016 before quitting the sport two years later due to injury and personal reasons.
A return to the saddle followed 13 months later with his final ride coming in March.
Claire Balding lead the tributes and said: “I am desperately sad to hear of the death of Liam Treadwell.
“My heart goes out to his family and all his friends.
“He was the loveliest guy with a great sense of humour and I know how much @IJF_official has supported him in recent years.
“It is a tragedy to have lost him so young.”
Trainer Olly Murphy wrote: “Terrible hearing the shocking news about Liam Treadwell.
“A kind, warm hearted man who I enjoyed having round Warren chase for the short spell he spent with us. May his mind now be at peace. Sleep well x.”
Aintree Racecourse paid tribute to Treadwell, who went down in history for riding Mon Mone to one of the greatest shocks in Grand National history.
“We’re deeply saddened to hear about the passing of 2009 Grand National winning jockey, Liam Treadwell,” a statement read.
“Our sincere condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time.”
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Published at Tue, 23 Jun 2020 12:37:00 +0000